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        BASIL: A STORY OF MODERN LIFE ...

      New York: D. Appleton & Company, 200 Broadway,. 1853. original black cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold and blind, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed, cream endpapers.. Previous owner's name penciled on several pages. Very small chip from. lower spine end at front joint, lower front corner tip worn, a near. fine copy with tight, clean interior and clean binding with bight. gold stamping on spine panel. (#130251). First U.S. edition. Collins' second full-length novel and his first to be set in contemporary times. "With BASIL ..., his first characteristic novel, Collins began his search for a cosmic viewpoint that would encompass fate and chance, and the workings of human character with respect to both. He did not fulfill his objective until sixteen years later in THE MOONSTONE, but even in BASIL there is an oppressive feeling of foreordained events forever threatening, a feeling in which the weather is made to play a part. Although much of BASIL is weak, the symbolic thunderstorm during which Basil confronts Mannion and the visions seen by Basil in delirium have been praised. The text of BASIL usually read by modern readers is that of the 1862 revision, in which Collins dropped much of the quasi-supernatural background. This editing may simply have been an attempt to restore balance to the story by removing padding, but it is more likely to have been an early instance of Collins' uncertainty (evidenced again in the appendix to ARMADALE) of how far to go in attributing to Providence a series of coincidences otherwise inexplicable." - Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, p. 234. Bleiler (1978), p. 47 Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Hubin (1994), p. 180.

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        COLTON'S RAILROAD & TOWNSHIP MAP WESTERN STATES COMPILED FROM THE UNITED STATES SURVEYS

      New York, 1853. Original roan binding (6 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches), the covers elaborately blocked in blind, the upper cover titled in gilt "Map of / the Western / States / J.H. Colton," rebacked in cloth; paper pastedowns, the pastedown on the upper cover printed with publisher's advertisement. Covers scuffed, else very good. A highly detailed, large-scale map of the midwestern states of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota, with additional vignettes of St. Louis, Louisville, and Cincinnati. The eastern and southern parts are well developed, but northern Michigan and Wisconsin, western Iowa, and particularly Minnesota, are still in a primitive condition. Excellent information on early roads, railroads, canals, counties, towns, and townships.

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        BARGAINING FOR A HORSE Engraved from the original painting in possession of the New York Gallery of Fine Arts

      New York, 1853. Small crease at bottom edge, else fine. Engraving by Charles Burt, after William Sidney Mount's famous painting of New England horse trading. This work is typical of Mount's style, capturing a scene from everyday rural American life. Standing outside a rickety stable, two men whittle sticks as they negotiate the price of a saddled horse, standing near a fence behind and to their left. Charles Burt was a Scottish-born engraver who emigrated to New York City, where he gained both experience and renown. This is among his better- known works. Though the line beneath the title attributes the date as 1851, the very small print at the bottom notes a copyright date of 1853, after the American Art Union had been dissolved. A lovely copy of this iconic image.

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        The story of Mont Blanc. First edition.ing flowers in the book,

      London, David Bogue, Fleet Street MDCCCLIII, 1853, - in-8°, 1 hand coloured engraved frontispiece (the ascension of de Saussure) + XII, title with vignette + 219 p. (+ 1), illustrated with 29 woodcut vignettes (including 5 initials and a halfpage portrait of de Saussure, ill. by William Beverly), p. 198-199 with brown stain from pressing flowers, and several other stains, flyleaves renewed, old library stamp from ?Adelaide? (Australia), recent h.-leather with corners, spine with 5 bands, title & author gilt. First edition, illustrated with in all 30 figures of which the handcoloured frontispiece, a halfpage portrait of de Saussure, a view of Genève, Martigny and Chamonix, and a series views showing mountaineers on their climbs on mountains and glaciers.«The story of Mont-Blanc» is an ample historical excursion on Chamonix and Mont-Blanc. It also contains Albert Smith's account of his own ascent in 1851, the 36th, which first appeared in «Blackwood's Magazine» for January 1852, followed the same year by its first appearance in bookform. ?Cet ouvrage constitue la première véritable monographie sur le Mont-Blanc. Il est une des dernières manifestations de la période des "glacières" et, par sa popularité, il a contribué à l'avènement d'une nouvelle génération d'alpinistes. L'édition la plus recherché reste l'édition originale anglaise de 1853? (Perret).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Classics in the literature of mountaineering 10; Neate 715 and S86; Farquhar 10; Lehner, die Eroberung der Alpen 340 and 621; Perret 4074 (but indicates 22 vignettes); Rean 117; Meckley -. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PAUL ET VIRGINIE . Suivi de LA CHAUMIERE INDIENNE par BERNARDIN de SAINT PIERRE, précédé d'une Notice Historique sur Bernardin de SAINT PIERRE par M.C.A. SAINTE BEUVE.

      - Paris Furne Libraire Editeur 1853, In-4 relié plein maroquin marron, dos trés orné à cinq nerfs soulignés de pointillés dorés, lieu et date dorés en queue, plats richement décorés de larges fleurons d'angle et en bordures, large bande d'encadrement de filets dorés, filets dorés sur les coupes, large dentelle intérieure en encadrement des contreplats, gardes de tissu à petites fleurs, toutes tranches dorées, couverture et dos conservés. Superbe reliure en parfait état signée PAGNANT au bas du 1° contre plat. Rarissime exemplaire impirmé sur papier vert, non rogné. XL + 330 pages. Avec emboitage. Bien complet de la carte de l'ILE DE FRANCE (Ile MAURICE) dressée par H. DUFOUR, datée 1836 et gravée par DYONNET, en couleurs. 7 portraits hors texte gravés sur acier, sur papier blanc : BERNARDIN DE SAINT PIERRE par LAFITTE - MARGUERITE par JOHANNOT- MADAME DE LA TOUR par JOHANNOT - VIRGINIE par JOHANNOT - PAUL par JOHANNOT - LE DOCTEUR par MEISSONIER - LA JEUNE BRAMINE par JOHANNOT. Vignettes sur bois dans le texte et hors texte. Les pages 303 à 330 contiennent la FLORE qui compléte l'ouvrage. Superbe exemplaire dans une magnifique reliure de PAGNANT. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complètes

      Alexandre Houssiaux, 1853. Fine. Alexandre Houssiaux 1853, 13x21,5cm, 20 tomes en 20 volumes reliés. - First impression of the works in Houssiaux which bought the bottom of the library Furne, in which the works were originally published, he completed the three new volumes (Theater, comical tales ...) that appear for the first time in the works. The edition will be reprinted in 1855. As always with these editions of the complete works, ours has, one is tempted to say "naturally" some notable features. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première impression des oeuvres chez Houssiaux qui avait racheté le fond de la librairie Furne, chez lequel les oeuvres étaient primitivement publiées, il les compléta par trois nouveaux volumes (Theâtre, Contes drolatiques...) qui paraissent pour la première fois dans les oeuvres en 1855 et non en 1853. L'édition sera réimprimée en 1855. Reliure en demi chagrin vert strictement d'époque. Dos à faux-nerfs orné de 3 fleurons à froid dans des caissons dorés, filets gras et maigres, à froid et dorés. Titres et tomaisons dorés. Quelques coiffes frottés, avec parfois de minuscules manques de cuir, mais très bel ensemble, dans un bonne reliure d'époque (ce qui est déjà rare) et qui plus est d'une fort belle fraîcheur (quelques très rares petites rousseurs éparses) d'un papier bien blanc (les gravures, imprimé sur un autre papier (fort) sont souvent plus jaunes. Le tome XII a été relié en chagrin marron et non vert, bien que dans un même cuir et utilisant les mêmes papiers, en outre les fers à froid sont très sensiblement différents. Ouvrage illustré de 137 planches hors-texte par les meilleurs artistes de l'époque dont Bertall, Daumier, Gavarni, Johannot, Nanteuil ainsi que de rares illustrations in-texte. Comme toujours avec ces éditions des oeuvres complètes, la nôtre présente, on serait tenté de dire "naturellement" quelques particularités notables. Tome I : 6 figures dont le portrait de Balzac. Tome II : 7 figures Tome III : 7 figures. Tome IV : 6 figures. 1855 Tome V : 7 figures Tome VI : 8 figures Tome VII : 8 figures Tome VIII : 4 figures Tome IX : 6 figures. Tome X : 8 figures Tome XI : 8 figures Tome XII : 6 figures. 1855. Couvertures présentes. Chagrin marron (proche de la teinte verte mais plus foncée), mais même reliure et même relieur. Tome XIII : Les 6 figures livrées à la fin du tome XX sont bien présentes, elles ne parurent qu'en 1855. Tome XIV : 10 figures Tome XV : 6 figures Tome XVI : 5 figures Tome XVII : 5 figures. 1852. Furne. Tome XVIII : 16 figures. 1855 Tome XIX : 4 figures. 1855 Tome XX : 4 figures. 1855. Frontispice général in fine avant la préface de George Sand (manque la plupart du temps) : oeuvres complète. La comédie humaine. Bel exemplaire dans une bonne reliure d'époque.  

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        Chart Of The Arabian Sea Shewing The Winds & Currents During The South-West Monsson with the probably best Track For Steamers From Bomby to Aden In That Season. Compiled from upwards of 100 logs of the Vessels of the Indian Navy. By Lieut. A.D. Taylor I.N.':.

      - Lithographie v. J. u. C. Walker n. A.D. Taylor b. John Walker to the India Company, dat. 1853 u. 1868, 63 x 99 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 345f. - Zeigt die Küsten der Länder von Oman, Jemen und der Somalia Halbinsel sowie die Westküste von Indien und Sri Lanka mit Einzeichnungen der Wind- und Strömungsgebiete im Indischen Ozean, des Golfes von Oman und Golf von Aden. - Oben links Titel und Erklärungen. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Franz Xaver SIMM (1853 Wien-München 1918), Nähendes Mädchen, 1914, Bleistift

      - Franz Xaver SIMM (1853 Wien-München 1918), Nähendes Mädchen, 1914, Bleistift -- Technik: -- Bleistift auf Karton, unten links signiert und datiert: "F Simm 12 VII 14". Auf altem Schild bezeichnet. -- Maße: -- 27,4 x 31,5 cm -- Zustand: -- Sehr guter Zustand, Darstellung mimimal gebräunt. Mit neuem Museumspassepartout mit passendem ovalem Ausschnitt. -- Beschreibung: -- Künstler wie Eugen Klimsch und Franz Xaver Simm werden heute allzu selten aus der Schublade der Kunstgeschichte ans Tageslicht gezogen. Sie gehören zu den Namen, die keine magische Anziehungskraft besitzen, um die Ausstellungsräume mit Publikum zu füllen. Zu Unrecht, wie man am Beispiel Simms sieht. Denn nur ein wenig Aufgeschlossenheit ist nötig, um die endlosen Reize dieser Kunst zu entdecken, einer Kunst, die sich zwar dem Begriff Moderne völlig entzieht, und trotzdem, oder gerade deswegen, dem heutigen Betrachter viel zu bieten hat. Simm war ein österreichischer Illustrator und Salonmaler, der seine Werke mit unbeschwerten Genreszenen, mit schönen Damen und engelhaften Kindern füllte. Er studierte an der Wiener Kunstakademie bei den Historienmalern Eduard von Engerth und Anselm Feuerbach. Nach einem Aufenthalt in Tiflis, wo er mit seiner Frau Marie Simm-Meyer, die ebenfalls Künstlerin war, die mytho-logischen Wandmalereien im Kaukasischen Museum fertigte, ließ er sich in München nieder. Es ist eine charmante Darstellung einer jungen Näherin in Gebirgstracht mit dunklem Mieder und weißer Bluse mit kurzen Puff-ärmeln. Sie geht gerade ihrer Arbeit nach, als sie von einem Besucher überrascht wird. Deshalb schaut sie von ihrem Tisch auf, auf dem ein kleines Nähkästchen steht, und hebt den Kopf hoch, um den Gast anzublicken. Ihr Gesichtsausdruck schwankt einen Moment lang zwischen Unsicherheit und Freude. Diesen Moment hat der Künstler in seiner Zeichnung virtuos festgehalten. Für die Darstellung genau solcher Augenblicke lohnt es sich, die Voreingenommenheit gegenüber der Salonkunst abzulegen. -- [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        BLEAK HOUSE

      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 329 & 331 Pearl Street, Franklin Square,. 1853. nineteenth-century three-quarter black leather and marbled boards.. Contemporary ownership stamp of George L. Trendwell at the bottom. edge of each title page and his signature in pencil at the top edge. of the front free endpaper of each volume. Mild rubbing to binding. extremities, frontispiece tissue guard foxed, a remarkably clean,. very good copy. A nice copy of a scarce edition. (#148187). First U.S. book edition, preceded by Harper's issue in parts. "Dickens was a significant figure in the development of the mystery novel ... In BLEAK HOUSE (1853), Dickens introduced the intrepid Inspector Bucket, a sort of nineteenth-century Columbo, who was the first fiction English police detective." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, p. 207. "The ponderousness of the Court of Chancery works to evil and terrifying ends, as numerous persons involved are ruined, go mad, and die because of its effects. The physical horrors of London slums are concrete phenomena that enhance the psychic and social horrors so pointedly unfolded in the story." - Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 2-30. "The court serves here as the oppressive house (castle, monastery, etc.) of Gothic romance -- labyrinth and minotaur in one -- that confines and confuses, then devours its victims. Dickens' innovation is to render the Gothic mood via a contemporary setting and mundane subject matter (what could be more mundane than the law?). The daunting, positively Russian, size of his cast of characters moves away from the claustrophobically small cast found in earlier Gothics, and this also echoes the labyrinthine complexity of the law. As England dominated the world in the nineteenth century, London dominated England, and Dickens, more than any other British author, showed the literary potential for the fantastic in such an ostensibly mundane setting (as Sue did for Paris and Lippard for Philadelphia), revealing the city as the new fairy-tale forest of mystery and danger." - Robert Eldridge. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 269. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 2-30. Podeschi A133.

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        PEN KNIFE SKETCHES; OR, CHIPS OF THE OLD BLOCK. A SERIES OF ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATED LETTERS, WRITTEN BY ONE OF CALIFORNIA'S PIONEER MINERS, AND DEDICATED TO THAT CLASS OF HER CITIZENS BY THE AUTHOR

      Sacramento, 1853. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt. Modern bookplate on front pastedown. Light foxing and thumb-soiling to text, light vertical crease throughout. Very good. An important and rare piece of illustrated Californiana, comprised of witty text by Alonzo Delano, (a.k.a. "Old Block"), and wonderful illustrations by the masterful Charles Nahl. Delano was born in Auburn, New York, and was living in Illinois in 1849. He travelled overland to California where he mined in the diggings and operated a shop selling provisions in San Francisco, before settling down in Grass Valley as a banker and agent for Wells Fargo. His writings provide a comic, but also realistic, view of life during the Gold Rush. The great illustrations by Nahl, the "Cruikshank of California," depict scenes in San Francisco and at the gold mines. "Delano...began publishing his witty and delightful observations of California for the PACIFIC NEWS and the CALIFORNIA DAILY COURIER. Well received, they were gathered with other Delano writings into book form in 1853...The publishers enriched the volume with full-page wood engravings by Thomas Armstrong based on drawings by Charles Nahl. The portrait of the long-nosed Old Block on San Francisco's Long Wharf is a classic" - Kurutz. A rare work, accorded a "b" by Howes, and a basic document of the Gold Rush.

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        Bleak House

      London: Bradbury & Evans 1853 - First edition, first issue. 8vo. 624 pp. Illustrated with 39 plates by H. K. Browne. Leather spine and corners, marbled paper over boards. The front cover is detached. Spine has four raised bands and gilt titling on a black background. Wear to the covers and tanning to most of the plates. Off-setting from the frontispiece to the title page. The three typographical errors, called for in the first issue, are present: on p. 19, at line 6: 'elgble'; on p. 209, at line 23: 'chair' instead of 'hair'; and on p. 275, at line 22: 'counsinship' instead of 'cousinship'' [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte von Chile.

      - Text- u. Tafelband. Braumüller, Wien 1853. Text: S. 73-142 (insgesamt 178 S.) in Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akad. der Wissenschaften. Math.-Naturw. Classe. Bd. 5, Lief. 2 mit 5 farb. lithogr. Tafeln als „Beilage zu den Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akad. der Wissenschaften. 4°. Brosch. Unbeschn. (Text) u. Quer-Folio (31 x 41cm) Brosch. (Atlas). Textband: Buchblock gebrochen, Leichte Gebrsp. Atlas: Nur vereinzelt stockfl. – Seltener wissenschaftlicher Bericht über Chile mit prächtigen großformatigen Farblithographien. Vier der Tafeln zeigen Landschaften, teils mit Ansichten der Anden, 1 Tafel zeigt geologische Profile. – Die Revolution von 1848 trieb den deutschen Naturforscher Bibra auf eine zweijährige Studienreise nach Südamerika. Er beschäftigt sich in vorliegendem Bericht vor allem mit der Naturgeschichte Chiles, der Geologie, Fauna und Flora. – Engelmann 201; NDB II, 216. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La Suisse historique & pittoresque descriptions de ses vingt-deux cantons. Ornée de jolies vues gravées sur acier et d'une carte de la Suisse. 2 parties reliées en 1 vol.

      Paris, Didier, 1853, - gr. in-8°, frontispice gravé + faux-titre + titre avec vign. gravée + LVI + 208 p. ; 264 p., avec en tout 30 gravures et une carte en couleur dépl., ms. nom du propriétaire sur verso du titre ?M. Aulard?, reliure en d.-cuir originale, titre doré sur le dos, légèr. usé sur les bords et la coiffe. Bel exemplaire. Edition inconnue des bibliographies consultées. La première éd. date de 1851 (Lonchamp 1866), un deuxième de 1857 (Lonchamp (2827) une troisième de1858 (Lonchamp 2828). Bel ouvrage avec les gravures sur acier d'après les dessins de Girard. Le tour de la Suisse se termine avec le Tessin (par Franscini) suivi par ?La vallée de Chamouny?, et ?des voyages et des voyageurs en Suisse? Il existe une première édition ?La Suisse illustrée. Description et histoire de ses vingt-deux cantons? 2 vols. Paris 1851avec 86 gravures et deux cartes. (Waeber III/15).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. cf. Lonchamp 1866, 2827 & 2828 (éd. de 1851 & 1857 & 1858); cf. Waeber III/15 (éd. 1851 seulement ). Perret - ; Barth 17363 (éd. 1858 seulement).

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        Autographs for Freedom

      Boston: John P. Jewett and Company; Cleveland: Jewett, Proctor, and Wothington; London: Low and Company, 1853. 1st ed. Hardcover. Fair. viii, 263p. Original blindstamped green cloth. 19cm. Backstrip darkened. Small hole in front joint. Stain in lower right corner through first two-thirds of book. Lower right corner missing on title, Contents and Preface leaves (where stain is on other leaves). This copy does not have the frontis or the other two plates that are usually present. Includes "The Heroic Slave," by Frederick Douglass [pp. 174-239]. "The Heroic Slave" and "Clotel; or, the President's Daughter" (by William Wells Brown) both appeared in 1853 and appear to have been the first extended works of fiction by an African American.

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        Die calorische Maschine. 2. vermehrte Auflage.

      Mannheim, Bassermann, 1853. - (24,5 x 16,5 cm). VII, 131 S. Mit 6 lithographierten Tafeln. Original-Broschur, unaufgeschnitten. Seltene Beschreibung einer Heißluftmaschine. Aus der Hofbibliothek Fürstenberg in Donaueschingen. - Redtenbacher (1809-1863), Professor am Polytechnikum in Karlsruhe, gilt als Begründer des wissenschaftlichen Maschinenbaus. "Unter den großen Hochschullehrern, die die Wissenschaft des Maschinenbaues begründet und auf selbständige Füße gestellt haben, steht Redtenbacher an erster Stelle. Ihm ist es zu danken, daß man sich endgültig von der französischen Schule. befreit und eine eigene Lehre geschaffen hat." (Matschoß). - Titel verso gestempelt. Einband etwas angestaubt, sonst gut erhalten. - Poggendorff III, 1098 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE NORTH AMERICAN SYLVA; OR A DESCRIPTION OF THE FOREST TREES OF THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AND NOVA SCOTIA

      Philadelphia, 1853. [with:] Nuttall, Thomas: THE NORTH AMERICAN SYLVA.... Philadelphia: Robert P. Smith, Publisher..., 1853. Three volumes. 121 handcolored lithographs. Uniform contemporary green morocco stamped in gilt (with botanical design on front and rear covers), spines gilt, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Front hinge of second volume of Michaux set cracked, extremities lightly rubbed. A few fox marks, mostly on text leaves, with the plates generally clean and brightly colored. Overall a very good set, in uniform contemporary bindings. In two cloth cases with separate chemises for each volume, leather labels. An early issue of Michaux and Nuttall's classic work of American natural history. Originally published as separate works, these titles merged into a regularly produced combined work of six volumes beginning in 1851. The Nuttall appears to have the same collation as the first edition of 1842-49. The Michaux has virtually the same collation as the 1850/51 and 1852 issues which precede it. The beautiful color plates were printed in Paris, many after Redouté. The Nuttall contains 121 plates, as in the first issue of 1842/46/49. The Michaux contains 156 color plates, as called for on the titlepage, six more plates than in previous issues. This publication is the most important work relating to American trees prior to the 20th century. It is the product of the efforts of two of the greatest naturalists to work in 19th-century America, François André Michaux and Thomas Nuttall. The beautifully executed plates illustrate leaves and nuts or berries of American trees across the entire continent. Sabin says of the work, "It is no exaggeration to remark that it is the most complete work of its kind, and is a production of unrivalled interest and beauty." Michaux's work is based on his extensive travels in the eastern half of America, and those of his father, from the 1790s on. Both men were friendly with Jefferson and other leading figures, who aided them in their work and travels. The plates were executed by the great French flower painter, Redouté, and his associate, Bessa. The sheets of the first effort at reprinting the work were destroyed by fire, but the copper plates were separately stored and thus survived to be employed in a later combined edition issued by Rice and Hart of Philadelphia Thomas Nuttall was one of the most intrepid American naturalists of his day, travelling extensively in the Mississippi Valley and the Far West in the 1820s and '30s to gather botanical specimens. His work, designed to supplement that of Michaux, covers eastern species overlooked by the Frenchman, and new species Nuttall had gathered in the Midwest and West. His work was first published in Philadelphia in 1842-49. The more up-to- date method of using colored lithographs for the plates was employed in the Nuttall volumes, since the publisher did not have engraved plates in stock, as was the case with the Michaux work. A handsome set, in the publisher's original binding, of a classic of American natural history.

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        Bleak House

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853., 1853. First Edition, first issue. Octavo. Bound by Bayntun in half blue morocco over blue cloth; raised bands and gilt titles to spine; marbled end papers, all edges gilt. Illustrations by Phiz. With binder's stamp and bookplate. Bound by Bayntun from the original paper parts. Binding shows well, with minor rubbing to joints and slight bumping to corners. The text is largely clean, with some foxing to prelims and to edges of the plates. Occasional faint marks to margins, where the text has been bracketed or annotated, typically in sections relating to Mr Tulkinghorne. Binder's stamp "Bayntun, Binder, Bath, Eng" to front free endpaper. Bookplate "Ex Libris Edward James Martin", showing a study window and a factory in Modernist style by Sidney Hunt, 1925. Dickens's terrible indictment of the British legal system, made memorable by the fascinating and bizarre array of characters that Dickens draws into the saga of Jarndyce v. Jarndyce.

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        The Southern Orator; Being a Collection of Pieces in Prose, Poetry, and Dialogue; Designed for Exercises in Declamation, or for Occasional Reading in Schools and Families

      Montgomery (AL): Printed by Brittan and De Wolf, 1853. First edition. 8vo. 400 pp. Errata slip pasted to a rear endpaper. Includes Richard Henry Lee's funeral oration for George Washington, John Tyler's 1837 oration at Yorktown, two selections from William Lowndes Yancey, and other pieces, almost all of southern interest. Four selections were delivered at academies in Halifax County, NC, and a dialogue is set there. Contributors include one woman, Laura A. Oliver. The printers operated in Montgomery from 1849-1853 and were state printers for most of that time; other imprints recorded on OCLC are all devoted to either their state business or their newspaper. Original brown cloth, nicely rebacked in chocolate morocco, new label and gilt rules on spine. Some foxing, but a very good copy, with attractive binding restoration. RARE. Not in Owen. Ellison 868 (noting one copy, at the Library of Congress). OCLC locates three copies (Alabama, Denver Public, Texas Christian). No copy has appeared at auction for at least the past 30 years (ABPC 1976-2007). (1355)

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        Australia: Comprising New South Wales; Victoria or Port Philip; South Australia; and Western Australia: their History, Topography, Condition, Resources, Statistics, Gold Discoveries, Mines of Copper, Lead etc., etc.; General information for emigrants, merchants, manufacturers, and shipowners; with the latest official intelligence, published under the authority of Her Majesty's Government.

      London: John Tallis and Company 1853 - 8vo. (27 x 18 cm). pp. [17-]576. Contemporary half red morocco over marbled boards, gilt ruling, tooling and titles to the spine, red edges. Ownership inscriptions of 'W. O. Hubbard, Guernsey 1916' and 'Mary Collings Lainé 1858' in neat manuscript ink to front free endpaper. Binding rubbed at extremities with a few small losses. Water stains to first few leaves and intermittently to the inside corners of some plates throughout. Some very light spotting and toning to first and last few leaves, contents otherwise clean and fresh. Frontispiece portrait of Queen Victoria and a further 10 full page steel engraved plates. 8 double page maps with original hand colouring and vignette views by John Tallis.* The maps comprise: 1) The World on Mercator's Projection 2) Eastern Hemisphere 3) Australia 4) New South Wales 5) Van Diemen's Land 6) Victoria or Port Phillip 7) South Australia 8) Western Australia [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bleak House.

      London: Bradbury and Evans,, 1853. Octavo (209 × 131 mm). Recent dark blue morocco, raised bands milled gilt to spine forming compartments, titles direct to second and third gilt, remaining compartments with floral cornerpieces gilt, double fillet border to covers with floral cornerpieces gilt, all edges gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispiece, vignette title-page, and 38 plates (including 10 "dark" plates) by H. K. Browne. Old restoration to upper inner corner of C8 to no loss of text, 5 plates transposed in contrast to order listed but all present, very occasional light offsetting from dark plates. An excellent copy, internally clean and fresh. First edition in book form, with the first issue textual points as listed by Smith.

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        Wilhelm Carl August Zimmer (1853-1937). Landschaft im Hopfgarten bei Weimar. Öl

      - Wilhelm Carl August Zimmer (1853 Apolda-Reichenberg (Dresden) 1937). Landschaft im Hopfgarten bei Weimar. 1875 . Öl auf Papier auf Holz montiert. -- Beschreibung: -- Öl auf Papier auf Holz montiert. unten links signiert und datiert: "W. Zimmer 1875", verso auf der Holzplatte bezeichnet: "Wilh Zimmer No 35 Hopfgarten bei Weimar". -- Größe/Size: -- 25,7 x 19,2 cm. -- Zustand: -- Sehr guter, altersgerechter Zustand mit leichten Altersspuren. Leicht restauriert. -- Weitere Beschreibung: -- Wilhelm Zimmer war Mitglied der Weimarer Malerschule, die ab der zweiten Hälfte der 1870er Jahre vor allem auf dem Gebiet der Landschaftsmalerei bekannt geworden war. Neben München hatten die Weimarer intensiv und zugleich eigenständig die Einflüsse aus Frankreich, besonders Barbizon, aufgenommen. Eine Schlüsselrolle bei dieser Entwicklung kam dem 1871 nach Weimar berufenen Düsseldorfer Maler Theodor Hagen (1842-1919) zu, der seine Schüler zur Erprobung des neuen Stils ermutigte. Wilhelm Zimmer war Schüler bei Hagen und dem französischen Vorbild folgend praktizierte auch er eine hellere und leichtere Malerei, die sich vornehmlich an lokalen Motiven entfaltete. Dem entsprechend zeigt unser Ölbild von Zimmer den Hopfgarten bei Weimar. In den Park und gleichermaßen in das Bild führt ein wenig befestigter Weg, der gesäumt ist von Wiesen und Bäumen. Geprägt ist das dezente und dennoch subtile Bild von einer zurückhaltenden, grau-grünen Palette, in deren Farbtönen das fast symmetrische Kompositionsschema aus vier Dreiecken, deren Spitzen in der Bildmitte zusammenstoßen, eingefärbt ist. Der getragenen Farbigkeit tritt ein dynamischer, sich im Bild entwickelnder Pinselstrich an die Seite. Die Faktur steigert sich von gedeckter, erdenschwerer Materialhaftigkeit im unteren Bilddrittel über die Biegung des Wegs hin zu dem rechts im Bild stehenden Baum, der sich luftig gegen den grauen Himmel hin verästelt. Die Pinselführung ist hier duftig und filigran, mit tänzelnden Tupfern gibt Zimmer die von sanftem Wind bewegte Baumkrone wieder. Gerade der Gegensatz zwischen von Farbe gesättigtem Pinsel-strich und befreiter Pinselführung sind Teil der Qualität des Bildes, erscheinen doch die luftigeren Passagen im Bild dadurch noch frischer und freier. Auch wenn es eher ein rasch entstandenes Werk im OEuvre Zimmers ist, kann es als exemplarisch für die Weimarer Schule gelten, wurde doch schon 1873 von Bruno Meyer die "feine graue Tönung" als deren typisches Merkmal betont, sowie an anderer Stelle die ein-fachen, spröden Landschaftsmotive. Wie im Falle von Zimmers Bild sichtbar, dürfen diese stilistischen Merkmale jedoch in ihrer Wirkung nicht unterschätzt werden, da gerade die bescheidenen Motive im Zusammenspiel mit der kühlen Farbigkeit den Zeitgenossen für eine besondere Form von stimmungshafter Naturwahrnehmung standen. So ist anlässlich der Internationalen Kunstausstellung 1879 in München, die auch Zimmer beschickt hatte, über die Weimarer Landschaften zu lesen: "Jene feinfühlige Intimität mit der Natur, durch welche wir ihre leisen Pulsschläge empfinden und unser eigenes Fühlen von ihr verstanden, geteilt wähnen dürfen, hat in den verhältnismäßig zahlreichen Werken, mit denen die Weimaraner unsere Ausstellung beschickt haben, vielfach ihren vollendeten Ausdruck gefunden." Auch Zimmers Werk mag mit dem filigran belebten Baum und der gedämpften Licht- und Farbsituation dem zeitgenössischen Betrachter ein intimer, da durch Zurückhaltung geprägter Blick auf die Natur und deren ganz und gar verhaltenes, weil selbstverständliches Pulsieren gewesen sein. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Il Trovatore. Dramma in quattro Parti di Salvatore Cammarano.

      Milan: Tito di Gio. Ricordi,, 1853. Riduzione per pianoforte solo di Luigi Truzzi. Oblong folio (247 × 333 mm). Contemporary quarter grey cloth, navy blue boards, spine ruled in gilt, and stamped red leather name label affixed to front cover. Title with vignette by Ratti of a scene from the opera; 21 separate issues, with continuous pagination at bottom right and individual pagination at top right; 140 pp. Engraved throughout. A little rubbed, some foxing throughout, more strongly front and back, but overall very good. First edition. Piano score for one of Verdi's most enduringly popular operas. The libretto was based on the play El trovador (1836) by Antonio García Gutiérrez, his most successful play, and one which Verdi scholar Julian Budden describes as "a high flown, sprawling melodrama flamboyantly defiant of the Aristotelian unities, packed with all manner of fantastic and bizarre incident" (The Operas of Verdi, p.59), which perhaps goes some way to explaining its appeal. The première took place at the Teatro Apollo in Rome on 19 January 1853, where it "began a victorious march throughout the operatic world" (p.66). Ink stamp to the title page of Giuseppe Pugioli, "Neg. di Musica e Piano Forti, Nella Gran Piazza, Alessandra". Pugioli travelled to Egypt as a cornetist for the 1871 première of Aïda under the baton of Giovanni Bottesini, a great friend of Verdi's. He stayed and became instructor of the military band of the Citadel in Cairo, and also composed the Egyptian national anthem, which is often miscredited to Verdi.

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        Ruth.

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed and Fields 1853. - FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Slim octavo, pp.160. text printed in two columns. Elegantly bound in period-style half speckled brown calf with red and green labels, gilt decoration to raised bands, marbled sides. Bound without ads or half-title, cheap paper suffers from ievitably browning and spotting; externally fine. Evidently a rather scarce first printing in an attractive recent leather binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, ABA, ILAB]
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        Kleinere Schriften. Geognostische und physikalische Erinnerungen. Mit dem Atlasband: Umrisse von Vulkanen aus den Cordilleren von Quito und Mexico. 2 Bde.

      Stuttgart u Tüb Cotta 1853 - VIII, 474 SS. m. 6 mehrf. gefalt. Tab.; gest. Tit., gest. Dedication, 12 gest. Taf. ( 1 kol. ), 1 Bl. ( Inhaltsverz. ), qu.- 4°, HLwd. d. Zt. m. marm. Deckelbez.; Atlas: Or.- HLwd. m. Deckeltit. ( l. fl., ber., bsch. u. best. ). Griep-Luber 646 u. 647; Sabin 33725; Löwenberg 218. - Der separate Atlasband der ersten Ausgabe: Die eindrucksvollen 9 Ansichten mit Darstellungen von Vulkanen von Poppel und Riegel nach Stock u. Hildebrandt ( A. v. Humboldt u. a. ) gestochen. - Das Vergleichsprofil der Gebirgsketten von Europa, Asien und Amerika ist koloriert. - Atlas aus dem Einband gelöst, aber im Block fest und mit braunem Leinenband einmomontiert. Alle Tafeln stärker fleckig. Der Textnband nur minimal fleckig und sehr gut erhalten. Beide Bände vielfach gestempelt (alle Tafeln verso) - Zu Beginn verschieden Bibliotheksstempel und der Stempel "Ausgeschieden aus der Bibliothek". - Insgesamt ein vollständiges und durchaus gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        COMPILED LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA: Containing All the Acts of the Legislature of a Public and General Nature, Now in Force, Passed at the Sessions of 1850-51-52-53. To Which Are Prefixed the Declaration of Independence, the Constitutions of the United States and of California, the Treaty of Queretaro, and the Naturlization Laws of the United States. By Authority

      Benicia: Published by S. Garfielde. Press of the Franklin Printing House, Boston, Mass., 1853. First edition. Hardcover. Covers scuffed and worn, old rebacking with original spine laid down, new endpapers, a few old notes in text, overall near very good and quite sturdy and presentable. xix, 1071 pp.; 8vo, full period calf (rebacked preserving original materials), morocco spine labels. The first compilation and publication of the laws of the State of California, just 3 years after statehood was granted in Sept., 1850. Published in the third State Capital in as many years; Benicia was home to the Legislature from Feb. 4, 1853 - Feb. 25, 1854. Not in Cowan or Howes. Sabin 10021.

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        Abrege du cours classique de dessin topographique a l'usage des ecoles secondaires et des ecoles primaires du 1er et 2e degre. Paris, J. Correard, 1853.

      4°, oblong, 12+(32)+16 pag. Illustrated with 8, mostly handcoloured, plates. Very rare: not in Worldcat.

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        The South Eastern Portion of Australia; Compiled from the Colonial Surveys, and from Details Furnished by Exploratory Expeditions, by John Arrowsmith.

      John Arrowsmith,, London: 1853 - Map of the south eastern Australia with the gold fields of New South Wales and Victoria marked in gold. Arrowsmith was privy to the most recent information from the colonies as the cartographer for the British Crown, and his maps are not only detailed and up-to-date but works of art. There is text in the upper central quadrant "Reference Gold Fields in New South Wales" which includes the names of the fields along with those in the new colony of Victoria. All gold fields are shaded in gold while the holdings of the Australian Agricultural Co. appear in purple, which is quite striking. There is also outline color in blue. 68 counties listed under New South Wales, and 24 listed in Port Phillip (a carry over from the era before Victoria was named.) Printed in the lower right hand corner is a list detailing the "Routes of Travellers into the interior" from 1817 to 1840. "London Pubd 2d Jany 1853, by John Arrowsmith, 10 Soho Square". 24 x 20 1/2". Printed on thin paper with the original folds strengthened. Libraries Australia ID 46007789. Tooley page 250 #84.

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        S. Marco Convento Dei Padri Predicatori In Firenze Illustrato E Inciso Principalmente Nei Dipinti Del B. Giovanni Angelico Con La Vita Dello Stesso Pittore, E Un Sunto Storico Del Convento Medesimo Del P. Vincenzo Marchese Domenicano

      Firenze : Presso La Società Artistica Editrice Della Galleria Dell'Accademia Delle Belle Arti MDCCCLIII, 1853, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First Edition. Provenance; from the library of William Garnett with his bookplate. Folio. Good copy in the original leather-backed red buckram boiards. Spine bands in particular and panel edges somewhat worn and rubbed. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 162 pages; Physical description; [iv], iii, [i], 162, [2] p., 40 pl. ; 475 mm. Plate XXXV is misnumbered XXV. All plates are signed with the name of the source-artist (apart from the first plate, which is a view of a cloister), and with those of the draughtsman and engraver. The source-artist is usually Fra Gio. Angelico, but in some cases Fra Benedetto del Mugello, Fra Eustachio, Fra Bartolommeo or D. Ghirlandaio. The draughtsmen are D. Cellesi, R. Buonaiuti, C. Mariannecci, G. Cabella, F. Calandi, T. Ubaldi, M. Rapisardi, C. Mariani or A. Frassinetti. The engravers are D. Chiossone, F. Livy, S. Martelli, R. Bettazzi, E. Zannoni, G. Bonaini, P. Nocchi, A. Perfetti or E. Damele. Contents; [Half-title, t.p.] - Prefazione - [Text] - Indice [i.e. table of contents] - [Plates]. Summary; Scope and content: The work was originally published in 20 fascicles. The plates show frescoes painted by Fra Angelico in the Convento Di San Marco ca. 1440-1445, shortly after it became a Dominican house. They include several depictions of the Crucifixion, a series on the life of Christ, and several paintings of the blessed Virgin with the Christ-Child and saints. Subjects; Angelico Fra ca. 1395-1400 - 1455. Jesus Christ. Mary Blessed Virgin, Saint. Bible N.T. Gospels. Mural painting and decoration, Italian - Paintings, Italian - Monasteries - Italy - Florence - Convento Di San Marco - History - 15th century - Renaissance. Christian art and symbolism - Saints. Other names; Angelico Fra ca. 1395-1400 - 1455 [source artist]. Passigli, David fl. 1834 - 1853? [publisher]. Societa Artistica (Florence) [publisher]. Genre; Pictorial works - Italy - 19th century. Text within ornamental borders.

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        The Poetical Works of James Thomson, James Beattie, Gilbert West, and John Bampfylde

      George Routledge and Co,, London 1853 - Illustrated by Birket Foster. With Biographical Notices of the Authors. Frontispiece and seven plates. 8vo. [167 x 102 x 38 mm]. [1]f, xix, [i], 308, viii, 96, vi, 25, [1], iv, 7 pp. Bound in contemporary mid-brown goatskin over slightly bevelled boards, the covers blocked in blind with a double fillet border and Gothic window panel. The spine divided into five panels, lettered in gilt in the second and at the foot, the others tooled in blind, marbled endleaves, gilt and gauffered edges. Occasional light spotting but a very good copy. With the bookplate of the Earl of Portsmouth (either Newton Fellowes, 4th Earl (1772-1854) or Isaac Newton Wallop, 5th Earl (1825-1891) of Farleigh House, Hampshire).

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Hannover, 19. IX. 1853.. 2 SS. 8vo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Ich habe das Vergnügen Ihnen mitzutheilen, dass das Studium der Oper Sr. Hoheit bereits begonnen u. wahrscheinlich binnen 3 Wochen in Scene gehen wird, was ich Ihnen seiner Zeit genauer anzeigen werde, damit Sie im Stande sind, Sr. Hoheit bestimmte Nachricht zu geben. Die Oper ist so gut, als unsre Kräfte es erlauben, besetzt [ ]". - Der Schüler von Carl Gottlieb Hering und Johann Gottfried Schicht komponierte neben 13 Opern, zwei Singspielen und sechs Schauspielmusiken auch Kammermusik, Klavierwerke und Messen (DBE).

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        Die Expedition in die Seen von China, Japan und Ochotsk unter Commando von Commodore Colin Ringgold und Commodore John Rodgers,

      - im Auftrage der Regierung der Vereinigten Staten unternommen in den Jahren 1853 bis 1856, unter Zuziehung der offiziellen Autoritäten und Quellen zugleich Fortsetzung der Reise um die Erde nach Japan. 3 Bände in 1. Costenoble, Lpz. 1858-59. XV, 330 S.; VIII, 391 u. VII, 424 S. mit 44 teils getönten Taf u. 10 teils gefalt. Ktn. Ln. d. Zt. Etwas berieben u. bestoßen. Durchgehend mit Wasserrand. Handschriftl. Widmung auf Titel. – Mit dem häufig fehlenden 3. Band. – Henze I, 561.

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        The Chinese Revolution, with Details of the Habits, Manners, and Customs of China and the Chinese.

      George Routledge,, London: 1853 - An unusual yellowback edition of this work on the Taiping rebellion, 1850- 1864, the first instance of total war in China, which brought it a new religion and a new dynasty. Hundreds of cities were destroyed in this war; millions of lives were lost and the Qing dynasty required the help of the British and French in order to suppress the rebels. The rebellion was instigated by Hong Xiuquan and his followers, whose goal was to create a "Heavenly Kingdom" in China, with Christianity as the official religion, as well as social reforms such as shared property, equality for women, and the replacement of traditional Chinese religions.The yellowback features a red paper pictorial cover with illustration of the rebellion's leader within an ornate Chinese architectural frame. The price (one shilling) is printed across the roof line of the Chinese style structure framing the illustration. We have not found other examples of Charles MacFarlane's work in yellowback edition; this volume also unusual in that it differs from the usual light topic material in yellowback fiction. It is also quite timely, being written as the Taiping Rebellion was unfolding, and demonstrates the increased interest of the Victorian reading public in sophisticated but inexpensive reading material. 16mo, vii, 243 pp, ads [7], including advertisement at rear inside rear board, folding frontispiece map. Boards rubbed and worn, red paper spine missing, rear board with advertisement for "cheap editions of popular works". Inner hinges starting, but holding. An inexpensive binding, meant to be purchased at a railway station by a British traveler, showing the usual signs of wear inevitable in this binding. Ex-Syracuse Library with bookplate and blind stamp on title. OCLC: 9003634. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die letzten Juden. Verschollene Ghetto-Märchen.

      F. A. Brockhaus, Leipzig, 1853 - Erster (und Zweiter) Theil (alles) in einem Band. Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus 1853. 8°. 3 Bl. 327 S; 3 Bl. 288 S. Halbleinenband um 1900 (alle bedruckten grünen Originalumschläge beigebunden). Sehr seltene 1. Ausgabe der Märchensammlung des Wiener Journalisten, Lyrikers und Erzählers (1822-1879), der auf seinen Reisen Heinrich Heine und Moritz Hartmann in Paris kennengelernt hatte und der an der Wiener Revolution 1848 beteiligt gewesen ist, bestattet als einer der Letzten auf dem alten jüdischen Friedhof Währing. Diese Sammlung, 1859 noch einmal aufgelegt, enthält fünf Märchen, die Tauber teils selbst erfunden oder alten Volkssagen nachgebildet hat. - Gutes, stellenweise etwas fleckiges Exemplar. Brümmer VII S. 159f; ADB 37; Wurzbach 43; nicht bei Gilhofer, Rabenlechner u.a. Sprache: deu Halbleinenband um 1900 (alle bedruckten grünen Originalumschläge beigebunden). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Chinese Revolution, with Details of the Habits, Manners, and Customs of China and the Chinese

      London:: George Routledge,. 1853.. Hardcover. Good +. An unusual yellowback edition of this work on the Taiping rebellion, 1850- 1864, the first instance of total war in China, which brought it a new religion and a new dynasty. Hundreds of cities were destroyed in this war; millions of lives were lost and the Qing dynasty required the help of the British and French in order to suppress the rebels. The rebellion was instigated by Hong Xiuquan and his followers, whose goal was to create a "Heavenly Kingdom" in China, with Christianity as the official religion, as well as social reforms such as shared property, equality for women, and the replacement of traditional Chinese religions. The yellowback features a red paper pictorial cover with illustration of the rebellion's leader within an ornate Chinese architectural frame. The price (one shilling) is printed across the roof line of the Chinese style structure framing the illustration. We have not found other examples of Charles MacFarlane's work in yellowback edition; this volume also unusual in that it differs from the usual light topic material in yellowback fiction. It is also quite timely, being written as the Taiping Rebellion was unfolding, and demonstrates the increased interest of the Victorian reading public in sophisticated but inexpensive reading material. 16mo, vii, 243 pp, ads [7], including advertisement at rear inside rear board, folding frontispiece map. Boards rubbed and worn, red paper spine missing, rear board with advertisement for "cheap editions of popular works". Inner hinges starting, but holding. An inexpensive binding, meant to be purchased at a railway station by a British traveler, showing the usual signs of wear inevitable in this binding. Ex-Syracuse Library with bookplate and blind stamp on title. OCLC: 9003634.

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        Elementar-Atlas der neuesten Erdkunde in 19 illuminirten Karten nebst dem Lehrbuche der Geographie für Volksschulen.

      Wolfenbüttel, Holle, 1853.. 3. verbesserte Aufl. 20,5 x 26,5 cm. 59 Spalten, 1 Bl. Mit 19 grenzkol. lithogr. Karten (auf 18 Tafeln). HLdr. d. Zt.. Espenhorst, PP, 63.5 (Karte Nr. 18 vgl. Abb S. 1249, Illustration Nr. 63.6): "very few copies have been preserves". - Die dekorativen, kleinen Landkarten (bis auf die Deutschlandkarte) umgeben von kleinen Teilansichten und Randverzierungen. - Einband beschabt und bestoßen, der Rücken brüchig, im Gelenk unten ein kleiner Einriss. Ohne die fliegenden Vorsätze vorne und hinten, leicht gebräunt und fingerfleckig. Der Titel im weißen Bereich mit kleinen Löchlein, die Innendeckel mit hs. Notizen. - Besonders durch seine hübschen Karten ein reizvoller und auch seltener Atlas!

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        The Pantropheon

      London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co.,, 1853. Or, history of food and its preparation, from the earliest stages of the world. Octavo. Contemporary tan half calf; sides, edges and endpapers all comb-marbled, spine gilt in compartments separated by flat bands with double fillet borders either side enclosing handsome arabesques, titles gilt to second on green morocco ground. Title page in black and gold, steel-engraved portrait frontispiece and 41 similar plates after Volant of which 2 double-page. Contemporary ownership inscription to head of title page. Sides slightly rubbed, internally crisp and fresh, the plates in superb condition. Withal an excellent copy. First edition of this work celebrating the "gastronomic marvels of antiquity". French-born Soyer is remembered as the first ever celebrity chef. He travelled to England as a young man and found fame as head chef at the newly-established Reform Club in London. He wrote several books, was instrumental in the introduction of gas-cooking and was even sent to Ireland to build kitchens to alleviate the famine; he was also greatly admired by figures such as Thackeray, who used him as the model for Mirabolant in Pendennis. It is now known, however, that Pantropheon was not written by Soyer at all but is in fact the work of one Adolphe Duhart-Fauvet, "who sold it to Soyer to translate and complete. This he did, but published it under his own name without acknowledgement to the original author. Soyer was a generous man, but craved publicity and, at that time, money, so it seems likely that, as with the Magic Stove, he considered the additions he made justified him in claiming the work as his own" (ODNB).

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        A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M. Ship Maeander. With Portions of the Private Journal of Sir James Brooke.: With Illustrations by Oswald W. Brierley.

      London Richard Bentley 1853 - Keppel was a strong supporter of James Brooke both in his actions against pirates and in his role in establishing the Government of Sarawak. His account of events and individuals covers an important period in the history of British Borneo. Its publication was warmly welcomed by the influential Journal of the Indian Archipelago published by J.R. Logan in Singapore: "Captain Keppel need make no apology for entering into the field of literature, the chapters containing accounts of his own movements are always interesting, and his casual notices are often of greater value than those made by persons of greater pretensions. We can sincerely recommend these volumes; they have afforded us some pleasant hours, and the faults we have noticed do not detract much from the interest. We trust to welcome Captain Keppel again in these seas; the times promise to be stirring, let him come with a good squadron, do good service and then write another amusing book." - from the review. A very good clean set in original cloth, gilt, head of spine repaired. First edition Two volumes, pp.xiv, 301; vii, 286, 8 tinted lithographed plates, folding map.

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        Guía de forasteros en Madrid Año de 1854 (y) Estado Militar de Epaña e Indias Año de 1854

      Madrid, en la Imprenta Nacional, 1853. 4to.; 584 pp. y 276 pp. Portada con pérdida de la esquina interior superior. Ejemplar falto del retrato de Isabel II. Encuadernación de época en tela azul, con superlibros.

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        Die Expedition in die Seen von China, Japan und Ochotsk unter Commando von Commodore Colin Ringgold und Commodore John Rodgers,

      . im Auftrage der Regierung der Vereinigten Staten unternommen in den Jahren 1853 bis 1856, unter Zuziehung der offiziellen Autoritäten und Quellen zugleich Fortsetzung der Reise um die Erde nach Japan. 3 Bände in 1. Costenoble, Lpz. 1858-59. XV, 330 S.; VIII, 391 u. VII, 424 S. mit 44 teils getönten Taf u. 10 teils gefalt. Ktn. Ln. d. Zt. Etwas berieben u. bestoßen. Durchgehend mit Wasserrand. Handschriftl. Widmung auf Titel. - Mit dem häufig fehlenden 3. Band. - Henze I, 561..

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        Första Resa fran Cairo till Arabiska Öknen i April 1845. Fragment.

      Helsingfors (Helsinki), (S. Baranovskij for) J. Simelius, 1853. - 8vo. VII, (1), 126 pp., final blank f. With lithogr. map at the end of the volume; printed notes of a Bedouin melody within the text. Green half calf with contemp. marbled boards and giltstamped title to rebacked spine. First edition, published posthumously. - Extremely rare account of Wallin's principal journey through Arabia, unknown to most bibliographers: "It was not until two years after his death", writes Henze, "that the report of his first (and most important) journey (performed in 1845, a year before the appearance of the first volume of Carl Ritter's 'Arabia') was published". This refers to the English "Narrative of a Journey from Cairo to Medina and Mecca", which was printed in the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society in 1854. In fact, an extensive account of the first leg of this highly significant journey was first given to the world in December 1853, but little more than a year after the author's passing. Of this Swedish-language book, edited by Berndt Otto Schauman, less than two dozen copies are known worldwide, 12 of which are in Finnish libraries (the remainder distributed throughout Sweden [4 copies], Germany [2 copies], Denmark, France, and the U.S.A. [a single copy each]). In contrast with the later JRGS publication, the present work includes an appendix rendering Arabic terms and phrases that occur throughout the text in the original language and script. - Like his more famous contemporary J. L. Burckhardt, Wallin was fluent in Arabic and, in local costume, was capable of passing for a scholarly sheikh. Indeed, the two explorers are often compared: "I see many points of resemblance between them, the same iron constitution, the same versatility, the same indomitable energy, the same imperturbable temper" (H. C. Rawlinson, quoted in Henze). Financially backed by his alma mater, the University of Helsinki, Wallin departed for the Middle East in 1843 and set out on his expeditions from Cairo under the name of Abd al-Wali. "In 1845, proceeding southeast across the wastelands of the Nafud Desert, he reached Ha'il then continued by force of circumstances southward to Medina and Mecca. From there he returned to Egypt" (Howgego). More precisely, he "moved eastwards from Wadi al-Araba, first touching upon the upper regions of Wadi Sirhan, then on to the oasis of Djuf ('Algawf') and crossed the central regions of Shammar, via Djobbah ('Gubbi'), the Great Nefud ('Nufood'), and Hail [.] Of Shammar and its inhabitants he provided the fullest account, unsurpassed by later travellers in its scholarly precision" (Henze). After his return to Europe in 1850, Wallin was made Professor of oriental languages at Helsingfors. His notes provide a detailed overview of the political and religious movements and the role of the different tribes in Palestine and especially in Saudi Arabia. - Stamped ownership "L. L. Cygnaeus, Helsingfors" to flyleaf. A fine, largely unbrowned copy. K.-E. Henriksson (A Wallin Bibliography), in: Studia orientalia 17 (1952), p. 13-16, at p. 13. OCLC 551923531. Cf. Macro 2262. Howgego II (1800-50), W12, p. 627. Henze V, 452 (all citing only the 1854 JRGS publication). Cf. Fück 198 (mentioning the journey). Not in Gay or Ibrahim-Hilmy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Tanglewood Tales, A Second Wonder-Book

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1853First American edition, not first issueEmail us via the Bailey Books seller homepage for a technical description and additional photos. Response within 24 hours. We provide swift and professional service.

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        Autographed letter signed ("Charles Dickens").

      Tavistock House (London), 10. VI. 1853. - 8vo. 2½ pp. on bifolium. To Mr. Breach, the proprietor of the Folkestone inn, where Dickens stayed for three days while travelling to Boulogne on Sunday, June 12th. Dickens mis-dated this letter as, according to another letter in the VanderPoel Dickens collection (A85) written from Folkestone dated Saturday the 11th, this letter, written on Thursday, would have been the 9th of June. In his letter Dickens asks the proprietor to have a "quiet and cheerful" room prepared for him and his family who plan on coming for the summer. Dickens was particularly fond of Boulogne as, the previous summer, he had completed two chapters of Bleak House while vacationing there. - Minor overall toning; brown spot to upper middle crease. Property from a Private Chicago-area Collection. Edgar Johnson, 756-759; The VanderPoel Dickens Collection, A85.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Berlin, 18. IV. 1853. - 1 S. 8vo. Bittet den Adressaten, ihm einen Besuch abstatten zu wollen. - 1814 begann Klöden ein Studium der Naturwissenschaften und der Theologie an der Univ. Berlin. Er wurde 1817 zum Direktor des neugegründeten Lehrerseminars in Potsdam berufen und übernahm 1827 die Leitung der ebenfalls neuen Gewerbeschule in Berlin. Neben seiner pädagogischen Tätigkeit veröffentlichte er naturwissenschaftliche Beiträge, in erster Linie zur Mineralogie.

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        The Fruits of America, Containing Richly Colored Figures, and Full Descriptions of All the Choicest Varieties Cultivated in the United States

      New York: D. Appleton & Company. 1853. Second edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. Second edition, 1853, hardcover with beautiful gilt decorations on full- leather boards and spine, large octavo, 100pp., illustrated with 48 color plates. Book VG+ with mild rubbing to edges of boards and spine joints, mild wear to corners and spine ends, raised bands show mild rubbing, gilt dentelles in inside edges of boards, binding tight, text shows some foxing throughout, otherwise clean and unmarked, with handsome gilt to edges of text block. In archival mylar wrap.

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